Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Main Facts about Cinnamon

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
A smallor medium sized evergreen tree usually to 20-40ft. native to Sri Lanka, its inner bark is used to make cinnamon. The foliage, both mature and immature is quite pretty and the tree is commonly planted for ornamental purposes.

Using Cinnamon

The inner bark considered by many cultures to have aphrodisiac properties. Take with anything sugary or sweet because it helps to reduce blood sugar and can help decrease the risk of developing insulin resistance and/or diabetes. Cinnamon has antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. In short, it can ward off a variety of illnesses. The spice has been shown to annihilate candida, a problematic yeast, and inhibit the growth of foodborne bacteria, making it a natural food preservative. Cinnamon oils are used against HIV and herpes. Aside from killing molds, fungus and bacteria, cinnamon also stimulates circulation and stimulates other herbs to work faster. Used to relieve cramps, colic, stress, anxiety, gas, diarrhea, nosebleeds, heavy menstrual bleeding, blood cleanser, infection preventer, digestive aid, nausea, tiredness, depression, and general body pains. Inhaling oil of cinnamon can help with chest infections, colds. For uterine and menstrual problems, try cinnamon with blue cohosh.

Cinnamon is a remedy for: Anxiety

Cooking with Cinnamon

Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice. It is used in the preparation of chocolate as well as spicy candies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs. It is widely used to flavor baked goods, puddings and other desserts, soups and stews, curries, meat and poultry dishes, and pickles. Cinnamon is also used to flavor beverages, including teas and mulled wine.

How to grow Cinnamon

The true cinnamon tree is subtropical or tropical. It will survive short frosts and temperatures to 32F, but should be protected from hard freezes and prolonged cool weather.T rees grow in full sun and part shade and enjoy regular watering throughout the year. Propagate by seeds.